Session Dates

Registration

 

February 21—March 10, 2024

Practices Start

 

March 25, 2024

Games

Start
April 6, 2024

 

End
May 11, 2024

 

Eligibility and Pricing

League Divisions by Age

U5: Ages 3-4

U7: Ages 5-6

U9: Ages 7-8

U11: Ages 9-10

U13: Ages 11-12

Cost Information

 

$85 for Y members

 

$170 for community members

 

 

Thinking With Your Feet

Did you know that soccer players develop a more flexible cerebral cortex? The reason why: no hands! The average brain is wired to use our hands far more than other regions of the body. Since soccer focuses on the feet, it supports the plasticity of the human brain and its ability to learn and adapt through experience and training. Start your kid’s journey to a well-rounded brain through soccer!

Watch the video

 

 

Become a Coach and Mentor

 

All teams are coached by volunteers. If you're interested in coaching, please reach out to the youth sports director at your local Y or apply to be a volunteer.

 

 

YMCA soccer coach high fives player

 

Useful Information

Where are games and practices?

Players participate in one practice during the week and one game each week. Games take place on Saturdays unless otherwise scheduled. U5 teams practice and games will be on Saturdays.

Bremerton Family YMCA: Practices and games will take place at a nearby location; stay tuned for details.

Haselwood Family YMCA: Practices and games will take place at a nearby location; stay tuned for details.

Lakewood Family YMCA: Practices at Lakewood Family YMCA and games at Harrison Prep

Tom Taylor Family YMCA: Practices are at Discovery Elementary and games are at Pioneer Elementary

How long are practices and games?

Practices are 50 minutes to an hour. Games depend on the age division but are usually an hour. 

When does the league begin?

Practices begin the week of March 25, 2024

Games begin April 6, 2024, and the league ends on May 11, 2024.

Is there a picture day?

Yes, your youth sports director will send out that information well in advance so you can plan accordingly.

When is the game schedule available?

The game schedule will be sent out to all participants and coaches as soon as it is completed, but no later than the first week of practices.

What are the rules?

Rule sheets will also be sent out via email prior to the season.

Are soccer cleats required?

Proper shoes and/or cleats are recommended for U-9, U-11, and U-13, but not required.

What gear do kids need to bring?
  • Team T-shirt (provided)
  • Water
  • Shin guards (optional)
What is included in the cost?

A weekly practice and six games which are played on Saturdays. Participants receive a team shirt.

Can guests come to the games?

We invite all our players to bring along friends and family to cheer them on! Please invite guests to visit after filling out a Guest Pass. All guests will need to sign a waiver upon entry. Additionally, we require all guests 16+ to present a government issued ID (driver's license). The number of viewers permitted varies by community center and game/practice location based upon capacity.

If I'm a member at one center, may I register for a class at another center that opens at a different time slot?

Yes, you are able to register for programs at multiple centers. Simply login to the registration site at the identified time for your center(s) and complete the registration process.

Am I able to register for a class at a Center located in the second group (5:30PM) during the 7AM registration?

Access to center programs will be available as listed above. Center members who register at 7am will not have access to programs at a center with a registration start time of 5:30pm. Rather, you will need to login at 5:30pm to register for your classes.

I have questions about this process. Who should I contact?

You can either visit your local Y, send us an email at membership@ymcapkc.org or give us a call at 253-534-7800.